Teen boy, 16, and woman, 21, arrested as baby dies after being rushed to hospital in cardiac arrest

TWO people have been arrested after a baby was found in cardiac arrest.

The youngster was rushed to hospital on Sunday night but died a few days later.


Officers were called to an address in Belper, Derbyshire, on January 2 to reports that a youngster was hurt.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics at the scene and hospital staff, they passed away on January 5.

Police said a 16-year-old boy and a woman, 21, have been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident.

Both have been released on police bail pending further investigations.

A cordon remains in place at the scene in Acorn Drive , and inquiries are ongoing.

A police spokesperson said: "We received a call just before 10.50pm on Sunday 2 January to report that East Midlands Ambulance Service were in attendance at an address in Acorn Drive, Belper, where a young baby was in cardiac arrest.

"The child was taken to hospital, but tragically died yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 5 January).

"Detectives have been in the area for several days carrying out enquiries into the circumstances which led to the death, and a scene remains in place."

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